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Hi guys,

I am stressing out in regards to traveling to my home-country of Moldova. Buying a ticket and flying to Romania (taking a train to Moldova afterwards) would save my husband, I and my in-laws more than 1/2 of the price. I have my green card in my married name, my passport in my maiden name and I need a visa for Romania when I fly in.

I am scared they are going to give me a hard time at the airport in terms of allowing me to go into the country just because I have two names.

Are my fears reasonable?

Thank you,

Elena


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Hi guys,

I am stressing out in regards to traveling to my home-country of Moldova. Buying a ticket and flying to Romania (taking a train to Moldova afterwards) would save my husband, I and my in-laws more than 1/2 of the price. I have my green card in my married name, my passport in my maiden name and I need a visa for Romania when I fly in.

I am scared they are going to give me a hard time at the airport in terms of allowing me to go into the country just because I have two names.

Are my fears reasonable?

Thank you,

Elena

I'm an airline employee. What kind of ID do you have? If you are traveling international you WILL need a passport. You can either A) Use the name as it appears on your passport or B) Use your current name with government documented letter of "Change" or marriage certificate.


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Hi guys,

I am stressing out in regards to traveling to my home-country of Moldova. Buying a ticket and flying to Romania (taking a train to Moldova afterwards) would save my husband, I and my in-laws more than 1/2 of the price. I have my green card in my married name, my passport in my maiden name and I need a visa for Romania when I fly in.

I am scared they are going to give me a hard time at the airport in terms of allowing me to go into the country just because I have two names.

Are my fears reasonable?

Thank you,

Elena

I'm an airline employee. What kind of ID do you have? If you are traveling international you WILL need a passport. You can either A) Use the name as it appears on your passport or B) Use your current name with government documented letter of "Change" or marriage certificate.

Hi there,

First of all, thank you very much for replying so promptly! I appreciate it greatly. Although I am not flying home fore another year, I would like to reserve tickets now since they are much more reasonable.

If reserving flights directly to Chisinau, Moldova, I would pay $1,200.

If I would fly to Bucharest, Romania, I would pay $600. We're talking about 4 hours by train from Bucharest to my home town in Moldova. It would save a LOT of money to 4 people that are flying to visit my parents next year.

I have:

1) A National Passport (Moldovan) with my Maiden Name

2) A Green Card in my Married name

3) I have a Marriage Certificate (US) with my Maiden Name showing whom I married

4) Driver's License with my Married Name

5) Social Security Card with my maiden name (have not had a chance to change that yet)

6) I can have my USSR birth Certificate Translated and Legalized in Moldova

7) I have a Moldovan Identification Card with my Maiden name

My greatest concern is not related to boarding the plane in the US. My greatest concern is getting out of the Airport in Romania w/o problems. I just don't know if they are going to believe my name change or not. Because in Bucharest, I will be the only guide available for my in-laws and my husband in regards to getting to Moldova. I'm scared they are going to send me back or something just because they are not going to understand my ID's and the English Marriage Certificate.

Thank you soo very much again!

Elena


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Many have no problems with this, just book airline tickets and get visa issued using the name that is in your passport. The green-card is used to show that you can enter the USA, and is used at US POE for re-entry.

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Y&D is correct. Just book your reservation under your maiden name instead of your married name and you will not have any problems. Bring your Marriage certificate along with your Green Card for when you return!

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12/03/2008...Sent I-130 form

12/04/2008...Papers reached Chicago LockBox (1Day)

12/11/2008...NOA1 (7days)

12/22/2008...NOA1 hard copy received (11 days ~ Heavy Snowfall Delayed Mail)

03/14/2009...NOA2 (92 days from NOA1)

03/24/2009...NOA2 Hard copy received (No touches or web approval)

NVC

04/06/2009...Received by NVC (23 days from NOA2)

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Thank you so very much for your help. I can breathe easier now. I looked at what would be required to submit to change my name in my national passport and...well...they made it close to impossible!

So this is a greaaaat relief!!!!

Thank you! I love Visajourney!!! This site is unbelievable!


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Thank you so very much for your help. I can breathe easier now. I looked at what would be required to submit to change my name in my national passport and...well...they made it close to impossible!

So this is a greaaaat relief!!!!

Thank you! I love Visajourney!!! This site is unbelievable!

I have a question regarding this matter :)

I also have my passport in my maiden name (not possible to change in my Country..) and my Green Card will be in my married name. Now, the Green Card is also asked at the departure airport overseas, not just at the POE in the US, because if you're traveling without a return ticket you need to have either a Green Card or a visa that allows you to stay longer than 3 months. Now, I'm worried that when I will try to come back from Italy and I will show my Green Card with a different name other than passport and ticket, it will be a problem.

Can anyone reassure me on this matter?

Thank you!!


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Thank you so very much for your help. I can breathe easier now. I looked at what would be required to submit to change my name in my national passport and...well...they made it close to impossible!

So this is a greaaaat relief!!!!

Thank you! I love Visajourney!!! This site is unbelievable!

I have a question regarding this matter :)

I also have my passport in my maiden name (not possible to change in my Country..) and my Green Card will be in my married name. Now, the Green Card is also asked at the departure airport overseas, not just at the POE in the US, because if you're traveling without a return ticket you need to have either a Green Card or a visa that allows you to stay longer than 3 months. Now, I'm worried that when I will try to come back from Italy and I will show my Green Card with a different name other than passport and ticket, it will be a problem.

Can anyone reassure me on this matter?

Thank you!!

That is actually a very good question. I am not sure how this whole thing will work. I think what I will personally do is take my marriage certificate and while in my home country I will translate and legalize it. I think the customs will put 2+2 together after that.


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What we did was get our Marriage License translated and certified into my wife's home language. Then we went to the Secretary of State and had them add an Apostille. Then we sent the Marriage License, International Passport, and a Check to the Russian Embassy in Houston. They added a statement to one of the pages in her passport (which has her maiden name). The statement said my wife was also known by her married name.

When she travels, she takes the original Marriage License with Apostille, and the translated copy with her. No one has ever asked for it, but I don't want her to remain in Russia after she returns for a visit. I want my wife back.. :yes:

I hope this helps.


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the gc is not only needed for reentry in the us, the airline will also ask for your gc when checking in at the us airport when they cant find an I-94 in your passport (which needs to be removed), at least for countries that support the vwp (meaning countries that are part of the schenggen party, most european ones)!

just take youre marriage license with you and if you are concerned about officers in romania not being able to read/understand english get a certified translation.....


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